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WordGirl Tricks and Treats

WordGirl Tricks and Treats

Spring 2011 DVD
Ages: 6 - 8 yrs.
DVD Price: $14.99
Review:

Her motto is "Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the Use of the Right Word!". She's WordGirl, and she's back to battle more quirky villains with the help of her trusty monkey sidekick, Captain Huggy Face. WordGirl: Tricks and Treats is a DVD compilation offering eight episodes of the popular PBS series, totalling over 100 minutes of viewing. Special DVD features include interactive games and printable coloring pages for the kids, and a DVD-ROM option has information for parents.

Targeting viewers aged 6 - 8, these WordGirl stories aim to enrich vocabulary skills and help with reading comprehension. WordGirl's vocabulary is impressive, and she's appealing because she comes off as smart, not as a "smarty-pants." She makes it cool to be intelligent, compassionate, and well-spoken as she solves problems with language skills and a can-do attitude.

Kids will enjoy WordGirl because it's fun, nicely-paced, and cleverly written; and parents won't mind hearing it play in the background because all that lighthearted entertainment is balanced by substantial educational value.

Gina Catanzarite   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, teacher, mom and media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career in 1987 and counts 9 Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster's Association Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her professional honors.

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